10 Myths About Writers and Writing

Glad to know my suspicions about creatives are true and not deluded notions 🙂 …. perhaps I shall become one …. one day!

P.A. Moed

In order to write creatively, we need to exercise our free-spirited and impulsive right brain.  It might take a while to “liberate” this side of the brain especially if we have worked in fields that are linear, concrete, and require rationale thought.  This is what happened to me many years ago when I switched from a career in teaching and publishing to full-time writing.   As I began my apprenticeship in the creative arts,  I had to dispel several myths about the writing process and writers.

"Incognito: The Hidden Self-Portrait" by Rachel Perry Welty, DeCordova Museum. “Lost in My Life (Price Tags) ” by Rachel Perry Welty, DeCordova Museum.

1.  Myth: Writers Are Strange.

There is an element of truth to this!  Writers (and other creative people) must be willing to look below the surface of everyday life and explore the world and relationships like a curious outsider.  This perspective sets us apart, but at the same time, it allows us…

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Have we got the fare?

Sometimes we need to leave warmth and safety of our haven and choose to travel down the dimly lit places in order to catch a glimpse of the bespoke and ever-changing light that is flashing brightly in the distance. To me this image and it’s colours represent the changes in our lives whether it be minute-by-minute, or year-by-year. One thing is constant – there is always a train of light in the distance. The question is – have we got the fare?

Life goes on……

Could we sum up life any better – a single brain can pause on a thought for an hour.

Meanwhile……. watch the heartbeat!

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reference: http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/frequency.png

Hallmark doesn’t own the rights on Valentines Day

Every year billions of people wait on affirmation that comes in the form of a red envelope on Valentines Day.

It’s nice to see that some people are taking it a step further creatively.  These guys are thinking “outside the box” and are creating pieces of art that will last much longer than the over-priced card, the nearly-dead roses and in some cases unfortunately the sentiment.

http://mashable.com/2014/02/10/social-media-valentines/

A cool merge of man and nature

Remember the Ballymun flats? They hurt both our eyes AND our social conscience!
Here’s an innovative idea planned for Milan Italy that in my opinion addresses the issue of the impact of architectural /residential requirements on the asthetics of our natural surroundings.
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